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Morgan Heritage Tour


06/11/2008
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(PR) One of the most influential reggae bands of today, Morgan Heritage, have announced a concert tour in support of their 10th album, Mission In Progress. The tour will kick off on June 18th in Los Angeles, CA.

Renowned worldwide for their riveting live shows from the reggae circuit to the WARPed Tour, Morgan Heritage is sure to bring the power of their stage performance to the cities they plan to hit throughout both the United States and Canada. Their US tour comes on the heels of the group's massively successful tour of Africa, where they were welcomed by the President of Gambia and played to crowds of 40,000 people in Senegal.

Produced by Morgan Heritage (with a few songs helmed by DJ Flava, Shane Brown and Stephen McGregor son of reggae singer Freddy McGregor), MISSION IN PROGRESS lyrically finds the group continuing their quest to bolster their love for reggae music through romantic, street-wise and conscious songs built on slabs of spirituality. The album was released in April of this year and reached #1 on Billboard Magazine's Top Reggae Albums Chart—a career first for the band.

Comprised of five offspring of reggae veteran Denroy Morgan, Morgan Heritage is comprised of vocalist/keyboardist Una, vocalist Peter ("Jahpetes"), keyboardist/vocalist Roy ("Gramps"), rhythm guitarist Nakhamyah ("Lukes") and vocalist/MC/percussionist Memmalatel ("Mr. Mojo"). Born in Brooklyn's tough Bushwick neighborhood, the band's five members were raised in Springfield, Massachusetts, and spent their summer vacations back in New York, where they returned after high school. Growing up with intensive vocal and instrumental training, the Morgan children were exposed to everything from the godfathers of roots reggae to top 40 American radio. The band was signed to MCA Records in the 90's, triggering one of the most impressive streaks in modern-day reggae. In a dozen years, the band has racked up several hits in Jamaica and abroad, thanks in part to collaborations with highly respected Jamaican producers, such as Lloyd "King Jammy" James and Bobby Digital.

Tour dates for Morgan Heritage are as follows:
June 18th West Hollywood, California Key Club
June 19th Solana Beach, California Belly Up Tavern
June 20th Eureka, California Red Fox
June 21st Boonville, California Sierra Nevada
June 22nd San Francisco, California The Independent
June 24th Caspar, California Caspar Inn
June 25th Portland, Oregon Roseland Theater
June 26th Seattle, Washington Nectar
July 1st Lawrence, KS Grenada
July 2nd St. Louis, MO Studio Hitz
July 3rd Chicago, Illinois The Wild Hare
July 4th Columbus, Ohio Al Rosa Villa
July 5th Cincinnati, Ohio Club Vibes
July 6th Cleveland, Ohio Peabody's
July 9th Springfield, Massachusetts Panche Ballroom
July 10th Ithaca, New York Castaways
July 11th Toronto, Ontario, CANADA La Suhaag Banquet Hall
July 12th Montreal, Quebec, CANADA Reggae Festival
July 13th Burlington, Vermont Club Metronome
July 16th Edgartown, Massachusetts Outerland
July 17th New Haven, Connecticut Toad's Place
July 18th Dorchester, Massachusetts Club Lido
July 19th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Trocadero
July 20th Charleston, Rhode Island Ocean State Reggae Festival
July 21st Baltimore, Maryland Recher Theatre
July 22nd Richmond, Virginia Toad's Place
July 24th Jacksonville, Florida Da Real Café
July 25th St. Petersburg, Florida Jannus Landing
July 26th New York, New York Hammerstein
July 27th Bladensburg, Maryland Crossroads
July 28th Washington, D.C XM Radio

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